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ABBATH Drummer Quits Due To "Some Personal Reasons"

Down to a duo.

Down to a duo.

Drummer Kevin Foley, better known as Creature in Abbath, has announced that he's quitting the band despite it being less than one year old. Foley has also been the drummer for Benighted since 2006, and as you'll come to find out in the below statement, he's also laying down the sticks for them as well.

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So maybe this is less of a situation where Abbath and bassist King ov Hell are hard to work with and more of Foley just being bored?

"As a few of you might already know, I've been busy this year playing with the Norwegian band Abbath as a mysterious character called 'Creature' (Sorry to disappoint you if you thought it was the amazing Baard Koldstad! hehe). For some personal reasons, I've decided to leave the band. Still, it's been a great experience and an honor to play all the band's shows so far and record the upcoming album in Sweden with [producer] Daniel Bergstrand. I'm really happy with the result. I love the songs, the sound and I'm proud of my drumming on this one.

"As for the near future, I will be touring for the last time ever with my brothers from Benighted in January and February, opening for The Black Dahlia Murder all over Europe. It will be the best way possible to close a ten-amazing-years-long chapter of my life. These guys are my absolute best friends and I have no doubt that we'll have a lot of fun on this tour! After that, it will be time for me to move on, look for new projects and do my best to keep making a living out of music. I'm looking forward to 2016!"

At least Foley got his named on the Abbath self-titled out that's coming out on January 22. Plus, with a name like Abbath, I don't think it'll be too hard to find a new drummer.

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